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2024 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss.

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The 2024 Microsoft Product Roadmap

Everything Microsoft partners and IT pros need to know about major Microsoft product milestones this year.

How To (Eventually) Make Money from Microsoft 365 Copilot: Q&A with Nerdio CEO Vadim Vladimirskiy

There are three ways partners can actually build a viable business out of Microsoft 365 Copilot. Managing it is definitely not one.

'It's Keeping Up with Customer Demand': Partner Exec Julie Sanford on the AI-fication of Microsoft's Partner Program

Microsoft is promising a swift and seamless transition from the MCPP to the new AI-focused program, plus plenty of handholds for partners of all expertise levels.

Quick Facts: What To Know About the New Microsoft Cloud Partner Program

What's a partner capability score? How will the old MPN competencies be converted? Here's what we know so far about the biggest overhaul to Microsoft's partner program in over a decade.

Why MSPs Must Make 2022 the Year of the Virtual CIO

Gary Pica, president and founder of MSP training firm TruMethods, shares his thoughts on how MSPs can better serve their customers in the new tech landscape.

How To Lower Your Risk of Ransomware Attacks

Microsoft security experts break down their thoughts on the current ransomware landscape and provide insights on what organizations can do to stay safe.


Who Will Own the Metaverse? (And Why Channel Partners Should Care About the Answer)

Whatever the metaverse turns out to be, Microsoft's current rhetoric indicates that it plans to share it with its partners.

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Microsoft Teams Sprawl: What It Is and How Partners Can Fix It

Microsoft Teams is having its boom period and the remote-work revolution is driving it. But for many organizations, that hasn't been without its downsides.

Migrating to Windows 11: Microsoft Partner Zinstall on What You Need To Know

Windows 11 has a few potential uprade catches. Zinstall's Tony Bergman describes what you should know, from 32-bit migrations to hardware requirements.

The Post-Pandemic Channel: A 'Boom Period' for M&A

Channel expert Mike Harvath says the pandemic has created a "perfect storm" for consolidation among partner companies -- especially for firms that have embraced remote work.

Microsoft Partner Nerdio Talks Windows 365 and Cloud PC

Microsoft's upcoming desktop-as-a-service offering is "nothing but opportunity" for partners, according to Vadim Vladimirskiy, Nerdio's founder and CEO.

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Q&A: What Microsoft Viva Means for Partners and the SharePoint Community

With Microsoft Viva applications rolling out, VisualSP's Asif Rehmani shares his take on how the platform could impact SharePoint users and Microsoft partners.

Microsoft's Top 350 U.S. Partners

Who are the best Microsoft U.S. partners? You'll find them in this list of the top 350 Microsoft partners, from global systems integrators to data specialists to regional operators.

CES 2021 Gallery: Windows OEMs Drive Connectivity and Productivity Home

A virtual event this year, CES 2021 provided a snapshot of how PC makers are meeting the most pressing demands of remote users.

CES 2020 Gallery: Microsoft's Hardware Partners Redefine the PC

Eight standouts from this year's Consumer Electronics Show, where Microsoft OEM partners bent (sometimes literally) the rules of the traditional Windows PC as we know it.

CES 2019: As Windows Users Evolve, So Does the PC

A gallery of the most interesting Windows 10 offerings from this year's event.

2018 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

From mega-conferences like Microsoft Inspire and VMworld to more niche partner meet-ups, we've got your 2018 conference schedule covered.

Marching Orders 2018: Guidance for Microsoft Partners from the Experts

Tips for managing the Microsoft relationship, for women in the channel, for correcting course on the business and for someday making an exit.

CES 2018: New Windows 10 PCs Try To Do Everything, Everywhere

A gallery of standout devices from this year's showcase.